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Local High School Students “Discover at Fisher”

Local High School Students “Discover at Fisher”


On Tuesday, July 31, St. John Fisher College and the Buffalo Bills hosted “Discover at Fisher” day for 30 local high school students from the East Rochester School District and the Safe to be Smart Program of the Rochester Public Library, which provides programming opportunities for children and adolescents at six branches of the library. Read More

2012 HEOP Summer Institute

2012 HEOP Summer Institute


On Sunday, July 8, twenty incoming freshmen from all across New York State came to campus to begin the four-week HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program) Summer Institute. Read More

Pharmacy Prof to Serve as Reviewer

Pharmacy Prof to Serve as Reviewer


Jill Lavigne, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, has been invited to serve as a reviewer for the federally funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). PCORI is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. Read More

Fisher to Offer Unique Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program


The Wegmans School of Pharmacy and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education are collaborating to offer a Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program. Dr. Jeff Liles of the School of Education, along with Drs. Asim Abu-Baker, Lisa Avery, and Kate Juba of the School of Pharmacy have teamed up to develop a program designed to train pharmacists as educators using a “theory to practice” approach, where pharmacists are submerged in learning theory while learning to apply it to clinical practice. Read More

Rochester-Area Collaboration Selected For National Pain Education Effort


An unusually broad collaboration of health professionals from the greater Rochester area has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help lead the nation’s assault on pain. The effort is led by physicians and scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center and includes nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and others from St. John Fisher College in Pittsford and from the New York Chiropractic College based in Seneca Falls. It’s one of a handful of times that these institutions have come together to pool their considerable expertise to attract federal funds to tackle a worldwide problem. Read More

Wegmans School of Pharmacy Honors Students with Prestigious Awards

Wegmans School of Pharmacy Honors Students with Prestigious Awards


During the Wegmans School of Pharmacy hooding ceremony on May 4, faculty honored graduating students with a number of prestigious awards. Read More

School of Pharmacy Honor Society Showcases Collaborative Work

School of Pharmacy Honor Society Showcases Collaborative Work


The Rho Chi Society, the Wegmans School of Pharmacy’s Honor Society, held its first Annual Student Scholarship Poster Symposium on April 24. Read More

Fisher Honors Staff Award Winners

Fisher Honors Staff Award Winners


On Tuesday, April 24, over 100 staff members from the St. John Fisher College community attended the Staff Appreciation Ceremony, to honor four staff members for exemplary performance. Read More

Chemistry, Pharmacy, Math Faculty Land $111,000 Grant


The National Science Foundation has awarded a group of St. John Fisher College faculty with a grant in the amount of $111,881.00 to support a collaborative project. Read More

Pharmacy Faculty and Student Research Selected for International Forum Presentation


Dr. Jill Lavigne, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration in the Wegmans School of Pharmacy, and student Colleen Schwartzmeyer had their original research paper selected for the International Forum for Healthcare Improvement: Solutions for Tough Times Forum, which took place in Paris, France, on April 17. Read More


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